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I am currently working on a multimedia project - The Funemployment Diaries - documenting the trials and tribulations of twenty-somethingness, while making the most of all the fun and free-ish things London and it surrounding areas has to offer. 

Hello from Exeter!

Welcome back to the Funemployment Diaries, and happy Sunday!

I’m writing this from Exeter. It’s a Friday morning, I’ve done a lap of the Quay and I’m now sat in Waterstones café.

I’ve scheduled this newsletter to be sent on Sunday morning, so I really hope it all goes to plan because I have no intention of opening my laptop over the weekend.

I went back and forth about what I was going to talk about this week, the top contenders being:
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Hot Girl Walking, Hot Girl Talking

Happy Tuesday and welcome to week two of The Funemployment Diaries.

Sorry it’s late - I spent the weekend engrossed in One Day, a 14-part TV adaptation of David Nicholl’s 2009 book, instead of writing this.

Emma (Ambika Mod) and Dexter (Leo Woodall) meet on their last day of university, and the story follows the next 20 years of their lives.

I loved the book, which I’m now planning to re-read, and the 2011 film - so it felt like high stakes. Will it live up to my expectations? Will they get i

A day in Brighton

Brighton has been on my list for a very, very long time.

As a 13-year-old Youtube aficionado, I was convinced it was the place to be - I mean Zoella lived there for God’s sake - and since then, I’ve carried a very romanticised version of the seaside resort in my head.

It may have taken almost a decade (omg!) to get there, but with no other plans and craving the seaside air, Lizzie (my sister), Lecsi (my friend), and I headed to the coast.

We got the train from Clapham Junction via East Croydo

The Funemployment Diaries

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Maggie - a twenty-something, trying-to-be journalist and this is my very first Substack.

About a year ago, I was sat around the kitchen table with two of my housemates. We were talking about what the coming months had in store for us, and I announced how pleased I was not to be standing on the edge of the abyss.

A year later, I’m toeing the edge and that’s okay.

See, I’m not very good at having ‘nothing to do’ but instead of dreading it, I’m goin